Black Big-headed Ant
Adelaide's Muscle Man Ant
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)|
|Order:||Ant Bee Wasps (Hymenoptera)|
|Family:||Small Ant (Ant: Formicidae Myrmicinae)|
|Species:||Black Big-headed Ant (Pheidole sp ES2)|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
This one was ~6mm long, with the same 2 noded petiole & large head.
The back of the dorsal surface of the abdomen has 2 rear facing spines. The 1st node of the petiole has a vertical projection terminating in 2 spines/lumps.